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Origin of the name OSWINE.
Etymology of the name OSWINE.
Meaning of the baby name OSWINE.


OSWINE.  Anglo-Saxon name meaning "divine friend," from Old English os, "divinity, god, rune," and wine "beloved, friend." (A Handy Dictionary of Anglo-Saxon Poetry Based on Groschopp's Grein, Harrison-Baskervill, 1886).  Baring-Gould renders the name "the friend of the Ancestral deity."  Os is another form of As which is the singular form of Æsir (the gods). (Family Names and Their Story, Baring-Gould, 1910).

...On the death of Oswald, his dominions were again separated into their chief constituent parts.  His brother Oswiu succeeded to Bernicia and the Bretwaldaship; and two years later, Oswine (Oswini), son of Osric, to Deira... (A History of England Under the Anglo-Saxon Kings, Lappenberg, v.1, 1881)


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